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International Minerals #12


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A424 - Tourmaline with Smoky Quartz - SOLD
Sosedka Mine, Malkhan, Siberia, Russia
Size: 11.5 x 7.5 x 6 cm
 

WOW!!! What a masterpiece of mother nature! A lovely matrix formed by a doubly terminated smoky crystal, white albites and white mica crystals is topped by two wonderful deep pink tourmalines. The beauty and aesthetics of the specimen is indeed jaw-dropping, only very few specimens of this lovely composition have been found at the locality. Gorgeous indeed!


HD04 - Heliodor - SOLD
Ankazobe Town, Analamanga, Madagascar
Size: 6.3 x 1.5 x 1.4 cm
 

Very clear and slightly bi-coloured heliodor crystal from the recent find featuring the typical red caps.


FG45 - Quartz - SOLD
Teofilo Otoni, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 19.9 x 9.7 x 4.1 cm
 

What a beautiful stepped quartz crystal cluster! The specimen is a floater and well crystalized all the way around. Inclusions of brown clay add more beauty and impact!


PM60 - Heliodor - SOLD
Rio Doce, Brazil
Size: 19.8 x 1.4 x 1.4 cm
 

Unusually thin and elongated heliodor crystal. The colour and clarity are very good. One lock-fit repair, no further damage.


PM15 - Dioptase - SOLD
Tsumeb, Otjikoto Region, Namibia
Size: 5.6 x 4.4 x 3.1 cm
 

Highly lustrous dioptase crystals covering a calcite and duftite matrix. The colour is superb, and the luster is very bright! Minor chipping is present in a few places, but it is small and inferior.


XY75 - Calcite - SOLD
Dal'negorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region, Russia
Size: 5.3 x 4.2 x 3.4 cm
 

Floating doubly terminated calcite crystal in fantastic shape and condition!


PE01 - Tourmaline - SOLD
Jonas Mine, Conselheiro Pena, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 5.3 x 1.5 x 1.4 cm
 

This is a superb doubly-terminated rubellite crystal from the famous Jonas pocket. The colour still sets a standard in the mineral world, and has not been surpassed for many years. The upper termination is in perfect condition, there is just one small nick close to the lower end, insignificant and not visible from the front side. A gorgeous crystal from the best rubellite pocket ever found.


A437 - Fluorite - SOLD
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
Size: 7.1 x 5.4 x 2.9 cm
 

Beautiful colourless rotated phantoms in purple phantoms in bright green cubic crystals! The double phantom effect is truly amazing and well visible in all 4 crystals of this specimen. The bottom side is crystalized also. What an amazing piece!


PE04 - Smithsonite - SOLD
Kelly Mine, Magdalena District, Socorro Co., New Mexico, USA
Size: 9 x 8.5 x 5.5 cm
 

WOW!!! What a superb Kelly mine smithsonite featuring incredible colour and shape! No damage on all the crystals in the centre.


KM15 - Baryte - SOLD
Sidi Lahcen Mine, Nador, Morocco
Size: 8.9 x 8.7 x 7.2 cm
 
 
 

Admittedly thousands of baryte specimens have been found at Nador the last couple of years, but only very few of this beauty and excellent composition! A spray of doubly terminated crystals is perched on a nicely contrasting dark brown gossan matrix. Minor damage is present on a few side crystals on the back side, however, this is on the rear side only and does not affect any of the main display angles, as shown on the three pictures above. An amazing specimen that will for sure be considered an important "classic" piece in the future.


A423 - Tourmaline - SOLD
Sosedka Mine, Malkhan, Siberia, Russia
Size: 4.4 x 3.7 x 2.9 cm
 

This is a highly lustrous bi-colour tourmaline crystal with attached albite and mica matrix. The termination features nicely bevelled extra faces. The matrix is much bigger than shown on the picture, it is actually 3 x 3 cm wide. A superb piece from the recent finds!


A381 - Sphalerite with Pyrite, Quartz and Dolomite - 1250€
Trepca, Kosovo
Size: 27.1 x 22.5 x 13 cm
 

This is a wonderful large cabinet sized combination specimen from Trepca. It has a high balance of the predominating pyrite and sphalerite clusters sitting on the nicely contrasting quartz matrix. A very showy specimen in great condition!



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